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Cinnamon Queens and Black Rocks???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NC_Chick0403, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. NC_Chick0403

    NC_Chick0403 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got an assortment of hens and have identified the Mille de Fleur and what I believe is a Japanese Buff Blacktail bantams....but assuming these reds are Cinnamon queens based on pictures and these various black ones are black rocks. Can anyone confirm? The bigger of the black hens have a green sheen to their feathers. They all have single combs.

    Thanks.

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    The bird in your second picture looks like a black sex link. The one in the third picture looks like a red or gold sex link.
     
  3. NC_Chick0403

    NC_Chick0403 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, but any idea what type of sex-link?
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Just what I said above. Unless you know the hatchery, there isn't really a way to tell what brand name they are. The different names for sex links really are just a brand name anyway, the crosses are pretty much the same.
     
  5. NC_Chick0403

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    Is it possible the larger black hens are Black Australorps?
     
  6. PotterWatch

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    I think it's definitely possible. If they have no red/brown feathers and are larger (my aussies have been a fair bit bigger than my other birds), I would guess they are australorps.
     
  7. NC_Chick0403

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    When they were little they had yellow bottoms and a bit of white in their wings (which has grown/molted out)...one is so big she won't get up on the roost bar herself (just a little spoiled).

    Thanks for your input.
     

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